New York: Random House, (1958). Single volume, measuring 8 x 5.5 inches: , 179, . Original yellow cloth stamped in gilt, black spine label decorated in gilt, top edge stained grey, original unclipped dust jacket printed in orange, white and black, with price of $3.50 and 10/58 code to front flap. Barely perceptible edgewear to spine ends and half-inch closed tear to jacket. Housed in a custom clamshell box featuring Holly Golightly’s silhouette in relief.
First edition of Truman Capote’s 1958 novella, the story of a restless Texas orphan who reinvents herself as a girl-about-town in New York City during the Second World War: “I don't mean I’d mind being rich and famous. That’s very much on my schedule, and someday I’ll try to get around to it, but . . . I want to still be me when I wake up one fine morning and have breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The literary adventures of “Holiday Golightly, Traveling” were an immediate success upon publication, and the 1961 film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn sealed Holly Golightly’s iconic status in American culture. A bright near-fine copy of a modern classic.